Platelet-Rich Plasma(PRP)

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a high concentration of platelets surrounded in its own plasma. A small amount of your own blood is drawn and the red cells are isolated from the platelet-rich plasma. This PRP is used to stimulate a variety of stem cell and growth factors in your own body – using your own PRP.

Blood-Derived Growth Factors

The internal essence of your blood contains life-giving fundamental protein growth factors and stem cells. PRP utilizes a leading-edge technology to stimulate your body to heal itself. Dr. Melamed uses a patented technique to derive a high concentration of tissue for hair restoration treatments.

Growth Factor Production Known Effects

The internal essence of your blood contains life-giving fundamental protein growth factors and stem cells. PRP utilizes a leading-edge technology to stimulate your body to heal itself. Dr. Melamed is able to derive a high concentration of tissue for a variety of treatments.

What to expect of your treatment?

  1. All consultations and treatments are provided exclusively by Dr. Melamed.
  2. Dr. Melamed will draw a small amount of blood similar to what is required for a lab test.
  3. Dr. Melamed places the blood into a centrifuge and spins the blood at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood.
  4. Your platelet-rich plasma is then separates and prepared for injection using an FDA-approved process.
  5. Because everything in this process is exclusively from your own body (autologous in origin), there is virtually no risk of intolerance.
  6. Dr. Melamed will then use your PRP for the appropriate scalp treatment.

What to expect after your treatment?

  1. You will have mild redness on your scalp that will resolve by the morning
  2. Resume normal sports activity by the next day
  3. Start laser hair therapy the next day
  4. Hair stimulation will start within 90 days after the first treatment

Follow-up for your next PRP treatment within 4-6 weeks

Want to Learn More about PRP?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platelet-rich_plasma
Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma: A Potential Therapeutic Tool for Promoting Hair Growth
If you have any questions about PRP or any other procedure or would like to make an appointment please go to Online Appointment or call 310-473-1734.

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